I fell in love with Isaiah 12 the first time I read it. And I came across it at a perfect time, right before my baptism.
I know that I have done alot of things in my past that was wrong. Things I wish I didn't do. I'm sure everyone has things they have done that they wish they could go back and change. But then if I did go back and change them, would I be where I am now? Would I have the people in my life I have now? Would I have God in my life? Even though I might have problems in my life, I would not want to be anywhere else then where I am now!
"though thou wast angry with me, thine anger turned away, and thou comfortedst me." Even with the sins I made in the past. Even with how far away I had wondered from God. He never turned away. He knows everything I've done, and He still forgave me from all my sins (I'm not sure I can forgive myself). He opened His arms, and comforted me from all my past.
"God is my salvation". God brought people into my life to help guide me back to Him. He brought people into my life to teach me, to help me to grow in His word. He has given me hope for the future. Even though I don't deserve it He has given me salvation.
For all God has done for me he deserves my praise. How do you thank someone for reaching out when you are on the edge of a cliff about to fall? I could pray, and sing His praises. Read His word, and think of Him 24 hours every day. And He would still deserve more. There is nothing that I could do that would be enough in return for what He has done for me. He has done what no one else would do. He has saved me. And all I have to offer Him is all my love.
I need to be proud of what I feel for God. I should be willing to tell others how much He has done for me. I walk outside and smell the flowers, hear the birds singing, and think. God made it all! He created me! God has "done excellent things". And I need to let others know of His power. I need to be willing to defend His word.
Isaiah 12 reminds me that God reached out and offered me the most important thing in life His salvation!
I need to shout His praises!
I need to reach out and offer His salvation to others!